Question by Jacques: what is tbe best camcorder to shoot a short film on ?
I am getting ready to shoot a short film. I have a really tight budget and I want to know what is the best camcorder needed to shoot my first short film so I can get it on the film festival market. I am looking at DV. I can probably afford anywhere from 700 USD to 1500 USD
Answer by Mmm J
Canon HV40 of your computer has a firewire port. Assumes the video editor can deal with HDV format video.
Canon HF S200 if your computer can’t handle firewire and has only USB. Assumes the video editor can deal with AVCHD compressed MTS files.
Either of these will allow you enough left over to get a mic or two. And a tripod. And a high capacity rechargeable battery form the the camcorder manufacturer… maybe some other useful stuff.
Something with a bigger lens and imaging chip array would be more appropriate – like a Sony HDR-FX1000. But it is outside your budget.
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